From its very beginnings the Catholic Church has recognised the importance of studying philosophy for theology. Thus, for Catholic theologians the study of philosophy is a precondition for the study of theology. Philosophy and theology are inseparably linked from the very beginnings of Christianity. Although the tradition of Neo-scholastics is still alive, many other philosophical movements are studied nowadays at Catholic institutions of higher education, such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, analytic philosophy, and many other. The second most important document for philosophy of Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, has especially contributed to that. In it, the Pope emphasises that there is no official “Church philosophy” because faith is not a kind of philosophy. Discussions on contemporary philosophical problems (from the tradition of Christian philosophy) can, according to the Pope, “help greatly to clarify the relation between truth and life, between event and doctrinal truth, and above all between transcendent truth and humanly comprehensible language”. All this indicates that philosophy is an integral and unavoidable part of the study of Catholic theology. Consequently, students of the philosophical-theological and theological-catechetical study programmes have to follow courses in majority of main philosophical disciplines as a precondition for deeper understanding of theological courses.